New News information at Wood Based Panels New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Wood Based Panels http://http// MDF import substitution is advancing in Mexico with three plants now fully operational The three new MDF plants installed in Mexico by Proteak, Duraplay and Masisa - now Arauco - since 2016 are now fully operational and the process of import substitution of MDF panels in the Mexican market has advanced. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:44:59 GMT Hardwoods Distribution completes overhaul of its import plywood supply chain Hardwoods Distribution Inc (HDI) has completed an overhaul of its import plywood supply chain, transitioning US operations supply options away from China, diversifying the origins of its flagship brand, Dragon Ply. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:42:28 GMT Egger particleboard plant in Biskupiec, Poland starts production Egger’s state-of-the-art particleboard production plant in Biskupiec, Poland has commenced operation. It is the Egger Group’s 19th plant in the world, with a capacity of 650,000m3 of particleboard representing an investment of €440m. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:40:59 GMT Ecuadorian particleboard exports grow 7% in first five months of 2019 With a 7.0% growth in the first five months of 2019, Ecuadorian medium density particleboard (MDP) exports exceeded US$51m. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:38:39 GMT Colombian imports of particleboard up 13% to US$43.5m In the first five months of the year Colombian imports of medium density particleboard (MDP) reached US$43.5m. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:34:58 GMT Coillte establishes a new not for profit entity, Coillte Nature Coillte, manufacturer of Medite Smartply, has established a new not for profit entity, Coillte Nature, which will focus on the environment and recreational forests. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:32:57 GMT CalPlant I rice straw MDF plant to start operations in Q3, 2019 When construction is completed in Q3, 2019, CalPlant I will be the world’s first commercial-scale producer of rice straw-based MDF supplying approximately 140 million ft2 of no-added-formaldehyde MDF to the building products industry. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:03:10 GMT Arclin acquires Surteco treating facility for TFL papers Arclin, the chemistry-based manufacturer of engineered products has completed the acquisition of Surteco’s North America decorative paper treating facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:01:50 GMT 2019 North American composite panel industry map now available The Composite Panel Association’s 2019 North American composite panel industry map is available for purchase as a print-ready high-resolution PDF. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:00:37 GMT “Urgent need for a clear line on formaldehyde limits”: Paolo Fantoni, chair of EPF “We urgently need to harmonise the compulsory parameters for formaldehyde in panels within the EU, both to regulate the importation of products from elsewhere, and to avoid creating hurdles within the community itself.” Thu, 01 Aug 2019 05:59:33 GMT